From: Edward H Trager (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Feb 21 2003 - 15:21:06 EST
On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, Marco Cimarosti wrote:
> It was a requirement for the host system, not necessarily for every
> developer's computer. In real life, many colleagues of mine are still using
> DOS editors or old versions of VI, but they are still able to edit source
> code in UTF-8, as long as they are just interested in the ASCII part (i.e.,
> the commands, tags, statements, etc.).
> _ Marco
The fact that people can continue using whatever editors they like as long
as their job function doesn't require meddling with the UTF-8 strings, as
is the case among your colleagues, is clearly a HUGE benefit of using
Now, what about those of us who require both excellent UTF-8
support, and also want a good programmer's text editor? Does anybody know
of good solutions for this?
Where is "uvi" (unicode-competent "vi"), for example? I tried "vim"
(www.vim.org) under "mlterm" (http://mlterm.sourceforge.net/) and it seems
to bungle most UTF-8 strings. The problem seems to be with "vim", because
a simple "cat" of UTF-8 files under "mlterm" works perfectly (This was
vim v. 6.0av BETA which came with a Linux distribution and seems to have
been compiled with a lot of internationalization stuff turned on).
My current solution is to use both Yudit (www.yudit.org) and an editor
called Edith (http://www.zfc.nl/). Yudit meets my unicode needs,
while Edith meets my other needs as a programmer and developer. So, I end
up using two different editors. I'd be interested in knowing what other
people use on the major platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux)? Does
anybody have a good web page summarizing this area?
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